Add to that an agenda that includes three 2* Michelin restaurants, and one 3*, and you know my mood is going to be relaxed, expansive, and happy...
First up, the very lovely people at Enoteca. The kitchen is run by Paco Pérez and focuses on Catalan dishes, reinterpreted in a thoroughly modern style. The restaurant itself is light and bright and in a great location down by the beach at the Arts Hotel. The walls are made from shelves of wine, and of course the word Enoteca means wine repository...
We chose the tasting menu, and allowed one of the three sommeliers to guide us towards a suitable Spanish cava (Colet), and wine (As Sortes) - both were excellent. The kitchen showed some real talent with some delicious and unusual flavour notes, and the front-of-house went out of there way to make our dinner a happy one (having been told by the M.O. concierge that it was our anniversary). We will definitely return.
|Clam broth, corn and coriander, and behind the broth, pig fat|
|Corn and coriander|
|Mussel, in Tiger's Milk|
|'End to Winter' salad|
|Mussel, pisco sour cocktail, and fish and chips|
|Golden egg: cocoa butter shell, gold leaf, candyfloss, foie gras|
|Tuna, sea urchin and egg yolk|
|Tuna, sea urchin and egg yolk: the reveal|
|Sea cucumber, 'pil-pil', back truffle and lima beans|
|Wagyu beef Wellington|
|Steamed hake, green beans and potato|
|Smoked creamy rice, prawn and saffron sauce|
|White bonbon: the reveal|
|Black forest (with the best bitter cherry ice-cream!)|
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